Re: NFS and Wireless and Security
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 18:07:39 GMT
>> Is there any way of setting up the NFS so that it will be secure similar
>> to when I remotely login in or transfer files with ssh?
> Why would it be "in the clear"?
NFS traditionally doesn't use any encryption, so anyone on the network can
eavesdrop. It's actually even worse than that because there's no
real authentication either, so they can easily access the files.
All in all it's pretty bad.
> I recognize that WEP imposes a performance hit, but is speed an issue?
WEP only protects in the sense that it tries to control access to your
network, but the problem is what happens to people who do have access to
your network (or who break WEP).
> But NFS needs a robust network connection. My experience with wireless
> is that it's often not "robust"... a high percentage of packets need to
> be resent. TCP protocol can handle this better than UDP protocol upon
Then use NFS over TCP, that's been available for a while now.
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